Billion-Dollar Molecule by Barry Werth
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Billion-Dollar Molecule
By Barry Werth

The Billion-Dollar Molecule

One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug Revised edition

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Billion-Dollar Molecule by Barry Werth

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Join journalist Barry Werth as he pulls back the curtain on Vertex, a start-up pharmaceutical company, and witness firsthand the intense drama being played out in the pioneering and hugely profitable field of drug research. Founded by Joshua Boger, a dynamic Harvard- and Merck-trained scientific whiz kid, Vertex is dedicated to designing-- atom by atom-- both a new life-saving immunosuppressant drug, and a drug to combat the virus that causes AIDS. You will be hooked from start to finish, as you go from the labs, where obsessive, fiercely competitive scientists struggle for a breakthrough, to Wall Street, where the wheeling and dealing takes on a life of its own, as Boger courts investors and finally decides to take Vertex public. Here is a fascinating no-holds-barred account of the business of science, which includes an updated epilogue about the most recent developments in the quest for a drug to cure AIDS.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780671510572
ISBN-10: 0671510576
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 29mm)
Pages: 455
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 6-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barry Werth

Barry Werth is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Washington Monthly, and GQ, where he is a writer-at-large. Currently at work on an expose about doctors and lawyers, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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